Rebecca Ireland is an associate at Zimmerman Reed and a member of the Public Client practice group. She is a member of the team representing Minnesota in its litigation against e-cigarette manufacturer, JUUL, for deceptive marketing and targeting Minnesota’s youth.
Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca practiced as a public defender in the Ramsey County Public Defender’s Office. Her courtroom experience includes all phases of trial practice from client counseling, investigation, pre-trial motion practice, and jury trial to verdict. Additionally, Rebecca clerked for the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks at the Minnesota Court of Appeals and was an adjunct professor of legal reasoning and writing at William Mitchell College of Law, her alma mater.
While at William Mitchell College of Law, Rebecca served as the Editor-In–Chief of the school’s law review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. During law school, she gained hands-on experience externing for the Honorable John R. Tunheim in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and working as a law clerk for the Office of the Federal Defender in the District of Minnesota. Rebecca is licensed to practice before and is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Minnesota.
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- J.D., Magna Cum Laude, William Mitchell College of Law
- B.A., Williams College
- Anonymously Provided Sperm and the Constitution, 23 Colum. J. Gender & L. 1 (2012)
- Minnesota’s Fact-Factor Bifurcation in Sentencing Departures, 37 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1922. (2011)